Hemby nominated for CLASS award
High Point University women’s soccer senior midfielder Becca Hemby has been named as one of the nation’s 30 candidates for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
Hemby was named first-team All-Big South in 2012 after leading the Panthers with 11 goals and 26 points In the classroom, Hemby currently sports a 4.0 GPA while majoring in Mathematical Economics.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA College World Series, which will be held June 15-26 in Omaha.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot.
Kenny Smith has joined the High Point University baseball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Craig Cozart announced on Tuesday. Smith comes to High Point after two seasons as an assistant coach at Bethune-Cookman University.
While at Bethune-Cookman, Smith worked primarily with the Wildcats’ infielders. Smith worked with the hitters and focused his defensive efforts on Bethune-Cookman’s infielders.
HPU ADDS TO BASKETBALL STAFF
The High Point University men’s basketball team has added Eric Gabriel as Director of Video Operations, head coach Scott Cherry announced on Wednesday. This is a new position and makes HPU one of few schools at its level to have a dedicated video specialist.
Gabriel will oversee all of the team’s filming and video breakdown, assisting HPU’s coaching staff with both opponent scouting and player development. The program recently invested in top-of-the-line computers and editing software that will further enhance the team’s video efforts.
WINSTON-SALEM — Josh Harris is determined to make the most of his second chance at Wake Forest.
The Demon Deacons’ two-time leading rusher missed the start of preseason camp while his eligibility was brought into question.
Now he’s back after receiving a waiver from the NCAA — and in the process, learning a valuable lesson.
“I feel like I have matured a lot,” Harris told The Associated Press. “At times, you know, you are playing football at a kind of a big school and you’re up on a high platform. You kind of think all the rules don’t apply to you.
“And then, for something like this to happen to me,” he added, “it shows me that all the rules do apply and I can’t live my life trying to think that rules don’t apply to me.”
Harris led the team in rushing in 2010 and 2012, and his 1,760 career yards rushing rank 14th in the school’s record book.
The school’s student privacy policies prohibit officials from discussing why Harris’ eligibility was questioned. Harris says it involved a miscommunication with his academic adviser concerning a class that he didn’t know he was enrolled in and subsequently never attended.
That left him without enough credits to be eligible to play.
“I didn’t know I was signed up in one class,” he said. “Since I did not attend that class, I was short.”
WAKE HOLDS FINAL SCRIMMAGE
WINSTON-SALEM – With less than 10 days until the season-opener against Presbyterian, the Wake Forest football team held its final scrimmage of the preseason on Wednesday morning at BB&T Field.
The team practiced for just under two hours and were put into many game-like situations.
“We had a really good situational scrimmage today which I thought was good for us,” said head coach Jim Grobe. “We’re trying to give the guys as much of a game-type situation as we can just to make them think. I think everyone is a little worn down both physically and mentally right now, which we should be because we’re working hard. We’re not ready to back off yet though because we’re not quite where we want to be.”
The offense had a solid showing on Wednesday as it scored touchdowns in each of its first two drives. Juniors Matt James and Orville Reynolds capped the drives with scores as Reynolds and quarterback Tanner Price hooked-up for a 15-yard touchdown. Flanker Michael Campanaro also caught a 10-yard pass for a touchdown while freshman John Armstrong had a pair of TD runs late in the scrimmage.
HIGH POINT SENIORS GOLF
WALLBURG — Dick Angel, Johnny Mitchell, Norris Greenlee and Mike Collie teamed to win the High Point Seniors Golf Association playday Wednesday at Old Homeplace.
They finished at 4-under-par under a format that counted the team’s two best balls on each hole. Three teams tied for second at 1-under.
Marvin Thacker made an eagle on No. 7.
The association will play at Olde Homeplace again next week.